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Fix 15% Battery Shutdowns on HTC Desire GB Sense Kernels

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Fix 15% Battery Shutdowns on HTC Desire GB Sense Kernels

It is an issue many with older devices face: once the battery percentage hits the 15% or so, the device simply shuts down without any notice. What’s the reason for this problem? Battery aging. The process of battery aging isn’t inherently the cause, but as XDA Forum Member¬†theGanymedes¬†points out, it is the fact that your Desire thinks your battery is actually brand new. TheGanymedes puts it this way:

… your device thinks it has more capacity, when it’s actually empty (which occurs at 15-20% depending on the battery) and shutting down at weird percentages.

You’ve probably heard of ‘battery calibration’ before. It is a mod widely used for solving this exact problem. However,¬†TheGanymedes points out that there are issues in the code of specific kernels that are the key to a properly calibrated battery. Fixing those issues would make an end to these 15% shutdowns. Luckily, the developer has come up with a patch and flashable zip that to do just that. These files and all (technical) details can be found in the development thread.

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